The First De-extinction: Alberto Fernandez-Arias at TEDxDeExtinction

The First De-extinction: Alberto Fernandez-Arias at TEDxDeExtinction

Alberto Fernández-Arias, head of the Hunting, Fishing and Wetland department in Aragon, Spain worked with his team in 2003 to bring a bucardo (a species of wild goat) back from extinction using cloning methodology. It was the first successful de-extinction. Unfortunately, the cloned bucardo only survived 10 minutes and died of respiratory failure. Fernández-Arias is committed to using current technology to ensure a more successful de-extinction.


To learn more about de-extinction, please visit Revive & Restore (the organizer of TEDxDeExtinction) here:

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solarwindspirit 5 years ago

Ok. . .why rationalize 'extinction' away? Is it an excuse to say oh, it's happened before, it's nothing. . ..all the while covering for the idiots actions who have caused the animals and oceans dying. . .oh by the way, in the mean time they act like good guys supporting media presentations of helping to save the whales from being hunted. Then again you got the same idiots making a dime on imprisoning the whales, dolphins and bulagu's of the ocean behind glass aquariums . . .like a side show. I mean really why deny that it is coexit, chemtrails, aliens, dumping in the ocean and a government sponsored program. . .of dumping tons of iron in the ocean to grow toxic weeds. . .but let's support BP Oil, Exxon and the list that goes on and on and on. . .while you actually 'support' and prop the 'it' up. But don't worry about extinction you tell the monkeys . . it all came from dinasours. . .Ted you're a hoax. . .and don't care what happens . .perhaps you'll be the next one of those in denial . . .'list'

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